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Review: The Chasm - Procession To The Infraworld
The Chasm
Procession To The Infraworld

Label: Dwell Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: 40:52
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: February 13, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Procession To The Infraworld


This has got to be the best Death Metal album I've heard so far. Why the hell didn't I buy this album before? I'm having a hard time taking this out of my CD player.

Unlike many Death Metal albums, Procession to the Infraworld offers variety. That's right. It doesn't sound the same for 41 minutes, it is not is constant full-speed ahead for the whole duration of the album. And they manage to incorporate some melody, if I dare use that word, without compromising what a Death Metal sound should be. In other words, The Chasm is not a boring band.

There's not an even remotely bad song among the eight that make up this album. Even the vocals are quite tolerable most of the time (coming from me, that's saying a lot.) The playing is tight, and the beginning of some songs such as Architects of Melancholic Apocalypse is simply memorable, a great combination of crunching guitar and well-executed drumming. Just fucking excellent. And the closing track, Storm of Revelations, just leaves you craving for more. Hell, the opening track, the instrumental Spectral Sons of the Mictlan is a good intro to what's waiting for you for the rest of the album, starting with whispering voices with the guitar slowly entering, with the drums soon barging in. Just fucking excellent. Hey I've already said that. Think what you will, I'm giving this one a top grade. Now go buy, you don't know what you're missing.

Additional Information

Limited Editon on vinyl by Sempiternal Productions

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